Little Texas, coined the hardest working band in country music, is unique in so many ways. One is that they never did let grass grow under their feet – their first year Little Texas performed over 300 shows in order to “build their audience”. Sound familiar? Some Guys Have All the Love was not only their debut single, but also hit the top 10 as did their follow-up song First Time for Everything. Not only were they the hardest working band in country music they were also accomplished movers and shakers. Their story is not so unbelievable for back in the 60’s much of the music I grew up with had a great deal of country flavor; to be honest we are seeing a resurgence of Country coming back in favor from a poll of all age groups. “As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90’s, Little Texas was responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre.” And honestly, the release of their new CD proves they are not going away anytime soon… and thank God for that! And who knows – could Little Texas bring back a great pastime lost to the pop culture movement, a chapter of our musical heritage that just cannot stand the test of time like good ol’ Country Music? In a recent poll, guess which music genre is the most popular among all age groups? If you said Country you would be correct. Why is that do you think? Country music is all about great stories accompanied by great music. After all, music has always been a way to tell stories from the beginning of time. And there aren’t too many groups out there that tells them quite like Little Texas.
The history of Little Texas has been blessed with great music, great shows, and above all, incredibly faithful, fun loving fans. Here is something to chew on if you’re a musician – if you really want to be noticed and stick around for a long time, come up with a unique song so cool it gets picked up by a major brand. If you live in Texas you probably have heard one of Little Texas’ hits, God Blessed Texas, which has been the theme behind Texas Ford Dealer commercials since 1998. Keeping a song like that around for a “long time” can certainly make one feel as if they’re never ageing. Speaking about staying Young for a Long Time, what a great segue into what just so happens to be the title of their latest CD which debuted on April 14th of this year. And what an outstanding album it is to boot. Conquer Entertainment had the honor in debuting their new release on MeetOn.com and I was equally honored in chatting with Duane Propes, Vocalist and Bass Guitarist with Little Texas. This was a very personal interview showing a sincere side to a group that really has been able to keep their feet on the ground and able to provide their fans something they can really enjoy… and be proud of.
Interview by Certified Artist Developer Bruce Swartz
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CE: Thank you Duane for taking time out with us today! I would like to first of all congratulate Little Texas on the debut of their new CD release Young for a Long Time and for the great review of their new release by Anne Carlini on your new CD. She hits all the hot points about your career.
DP: Thank you. Yeah, that was exceptional. What is notable is while people mostly listen for grooves and everything else, you could tell they listened to the deep content, and really caught the flow of everything.
(Note: Duane is specifically talking about this exceptional observation by Anne “It also includes a song that was recorded as a tribute to a fallen soldier in the form of ‘Slow Ride Home.’ The song is a powerful and moving piece of storytelling that speaks not only to the profound sorrow caused by the death of a soldier, but also to the cathartic healing made possible by the love and support of ordinary folks from ordinary towns all across America.”)
CE: Your CD is great to listen to, but watching the debut of your new album; well that was just FUN STUFF!
DP: Thanks, I can’t wait to see the footage from it.
CE: Let’s talk a little about your career. – over the years Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums with at least 15 top 20 hits, 3 #1 songs… what were they by the way?
CE: And then you had three Grammy nominations… what the heck happened there?
DP: I don’t know, somehow we became the flavor of Country Music for a little while. [laughter] It was always fun to go to the award shows though.
CE: I bet; you also received honors from the Academy of Country Music for Vocal Group of the Year, and the Country Music Association for Album of the Year; that was back in 1994. You guys were hot and heavy back then; real movers and shakers weren’t ya?
ACMA 1994 Top Vocal Group Little Texas
DP: Yep, I mean back then you’re putting out a full album every year. Now it takes almost a year just to get a song up and down the charts—your time frame is a little more spaced out than what it used to be. If you think about it, back in the 60’s and 70’s everybody was putting out two albums a year and sometime three. The Beatles were churning them out left and right.
CE: You guys have been coined the “Hardest Working Band in Country Music”! I guess that was due to doing over 320 shows in your first year, which would have been back in the 90’s is that correct?
DP: Yea, that was something Warner Bros came up with a hundred years ago. We were out there just beating it to death. Our first year out with our first single we did almost 300 in 1991; I literally had everything I owned in storage for three and a half years. When we came to Nashville we would get a hotel room because we would be here only for two or three days at a time… if that.
CE: Wow; that would have been rough on the family life for sure.
DP: Yeah, fortunately all of us were single except for Porter.
CE: Well back in 2013 you sort of painted the picture of what it was like on the road: “If you take any other guys on the planet, put them inside a 40’ long aluminum tube and put them out on the road for about 200-225 days out of the year, you’re going to come out with a lot of mush because they are going to beat the heck out of each other.” Duane Propes Interview Dec. 6, 2013
The operative phrase is “If you take any other guys…” Tell us what it was like back when you all first started out. Your highs, your lows; do you have any memorable moments that stood out most of all?
DP: Let’s go back to the original part of that… when I say “if you take any other group of guys” – we were very much a band; we were always watching each other’s back; we were a complete family! You had to be! You’re out there continuously and our goal was very, very set. We had such a focus on exactly what we wanted to do and how we were going to do it. We didn’t have time to have any other problems.
I was watching “That Metal Show” yesterday. They had one of the guitar players from Sevendust on there and he was talking about what it’s like having to live with all these other people on a bus when you go on tour. He was saying, “yeah, you learn when you can go around somebody, when you can’t; when not to poke em and when you can poke em…” you know? [laughter] You really get to know each other’s personalities inside and out—100%. It’s not an easy task and I don’t know of many married couples you could do that with.
Highs and lows? We didn’t have time to figure out what was going on around us. I was doing an interview the other day and they said “When did you realize you had made it?” I said “Man, it must have been probably that second Grammy party in New York at the Museum of Natural Science when Snoop Dog walked up to us and goes ‘you guys Little Texas? Man, I love that First Time for Everything.’ I was thinking, “You don’t know First Time for Everything,” and then he started singing it—I thought wow, Snoop Dog does know our stuff. I guess we really are here for the party now.” [laughter].
It was all so fast and so busy all the time… it was just a big machine, it was a big wheel turning. We’d be at a hotel somewhere and somebody would walk up to us and say ‘hey, your song just went number one’ and we would just say ‘oh cool’. That was like, [laughter] OK – what’s next; now what?
CE: I guess when you’re working really hard, time sometimes passes by so fast you don’t realize what’s actually going on being so laser focused – laser focused on your craft, your music, your tours, and everything else. I guess there really wasn’t time for anything else.
DP: Yep, there really wasn’t. And, I’m sure at many of the industry functions we attended we appeared to be total sticks in the mud because we would be the guys sitting in the corner, kinda hiding; feeling like we didn’t belong. But they all knew each other—all the other artists hung out together. We didn’t know anybody and no one knew us. We weren’t around them; we didn’t run in those circles because we weren’t there to do it. We didn’t go to charity events, we didn’t play on the Opry, and we didn’t do any of that stuff because there just wasn’t a chance to… we didn’t have time.
CE: You explained that in the beginning you were young and did what you did because you guys simply thought that was how it was done. You had nothing else to compare it to, you didn’t have any guidance – you just went out and did it.
I know we always look back and say to ourselves… what if – what if we had done things differently! Has Little Texas ever looked back and thought what they could have done differently?
DP: That is a subject we don’t really discuss anymore. We had a friend of ours from college that became our manager. He got us started, he got us hooked up with Warner Bros., he got the ball rolling and everything, but at a certain point he reached the peak of his level of expertise at that time. I always thought at that point he should have let go of the reins and said, “Hey, go with one of these managers that have the big acts on the big stages and can get you the big deals that will make you wealthy so you don’t have to worry about anything for the rest of your lives.” That would have been nice; but that didn’t happen, and I guess if I were in his shoes I would’ve held on to my cash cow too. Common sense.
I think things could have been a lot different. I’ve had people and promoters who have worked with us on different tours tell us “…you realize you guys were poised to be the next Alabama? You were right there—right on that edge where if the right things had lined up you would have been that huge.” Yeah—it was disappointing to realize that after the fact, but there really wasn’t anything you could do about it, you just have to play the cards you’re dealt. And honestly, we were one of the biggest acts out there in the mid-90’s so things could have been a whole lot worse.
CE: Four of you remained in touch; what possessed you to get back together? What goals did you have, what was your game plan?
DP: We didn’t have any goals. What led us back together was, and here comes that magic word that I want to use over and over, the “Internet”. In 1998 and 99, chat rooms started showing up and some of the fans started getting together on these chat rooms including the “Little Texas Fans Chat Room”. We started monitoring and watching the discussions taking place to see what was going on.
Our old keyboard player Brady Seals started the initial phone calls to everybody saying “Hey, you all want to put this thing together again?” At that time Del, our drummer, and I had been playing together doing a rock-n-roll project which was a whole lot of fun; we even made an album—we were just playing music to have fun. At the time I had a great job and enjoying it at Gibson doing artist relations; hanging out with every Rockstar from AC/DC to ZZ Top. When Brady called and asked I said “Yeah man, I’ll go in there and pick and grin a little bit and see what happens.” We basically started calling everybody. Our former lead singer Tim was involved in a project with his cousin at the time so he couldn’t, and we didn’t ask the second keyboard player back.
We started practicing and doing some stuff but then Brady, who had a project on the back burner called “Hot Apple Pie”, got picked up so he left to go do that which left us with just four; we just decided that’s how we were going to do it. We actually did try to use another lead singer; it lasted about a year and a half but it was a complete wreck. He just didn’t have our history, didn’t have our background, he didn’t have that [pause] didn’t understand our little culture, our little family… our tribe [laughter], so we had to fire him – “NOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?”
“Well you know,” Porter says, “I wrote all these songs and was glad to always teach others how to sing em. I think I could be the front guy.” We all then went “Oh hey, no man, you can’t do that… you ain’t gonna be able to play that guitar and sing and do all this show stuff at the same time… man there’s just no way.” [laughter] Porter then says, “Let me just try.” So we said “OK; you got two shows. If you do good on those two shows we’ll talk about it, otherwise we’re going to look for another lead singer.”
Porter went out there and in the first day (I believe it was in Indiana) he just walked right up there on stage and slayed it! We just said OK, we don’t have to talk about this anymore, it’s was like “OK Phil Collins, come on out behind the drums… your hired.” [laughter] Like, take the guy who never sang one song on any album, and all of a sudden he’s the front guy? Well it just worked great… and besides, that’s one less mouth to feed. [laughter]
CE: I watched an interview where Del Gray talked about where you guys are today “…now we do 60-80 dates a year… I get to be a rock star on the weekends and home with the family during the week, so it’s the best of both worlds right now.”
We have sort of touched a little on this subject already, but tell us how you think the music Industry has changed, and how has it changed the way you approach success with you, your band, and your family?
DP: Back in the 90’s you could go out and physically work 300 shows a year if you wanted to. There were that many places where you could go play. There are maybe a tenth of what there was at that time now. Country bars with live music just don’t exist like they used to. Basically, you’re left with fairs, festivals, casinos, and every once in a while a good tour; basically there’s just a lack of venues—that’s changed tremendously.
It takes so long now to get one single out there on the radio where back in 91, 92, and 93 we were running five singles in a year. Just about every album we had five singles coming out; that was norm at the time. Now you might get three and then you really do need to put out a new album so people don’t forget about you.
The other thing was the video market was huge! You had CMT, Video AM, Video PM, Nashville Now or Music City Tonight. The Nashville Now shows were on every single day, five days a week so you could get all the national television exposure, easily and a lot. You were in people’s living room, they were getting to know you as individuals, as human beings. It was like the Beatles going on to Sullivan and getting introduced one-by-one; you were hitting those kind of numbers on a very regular basis. You would get to play live then cut up with the host, show your videos; your videos were playing continuously. It’s not like today where you turn on any of those channels and all you see is six hours, back to back, of the Dukes Of Hazzard, then maybe seven country videos and then they go into Cooking With Tricia [laughter] or something like that… there’s just not much music on music channels… It’s just not there anymore. But it was huge back then.
Now when you go out to work, your shows are going to be on the weekends when people can go out and see stuff; especially our demographic. Most of them are married with kids or older, they’re working during the day, they can’t go out at night, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the only days they can go do something fun. So that’s when we work.
CE: Why do you think there are fewer venues today?
DP: The fun of Country Dancing went away. There was a time when two steppin’ didn’t just happen in Texas. It was a national thing, it was an art form and people would go out and learn how to do that. Line dancing was a big thing. I remember my dad worked at Kilgore College in Longview, Texas as the Director of Continuing Education; they signed up a line dancing class back in 92/93… maybe even earlier. At first he was just going to have one class a week but it filled up so fast they had to go to five classes. This was only local people wanting to learn how to line dance… even he and my mom took a class. That was something that was going on… it was almost a fad. There was history that lent itself to being more than that though; it was something that generations had grown up doing but then it dwindled off. Kids started coming in playing more and more hip-hop, and electronic music, and dance stuff; slowly that kind of music started to outweigh country music and those clubs simply changed format because that was where the money was.
CE: Do you see a resurgence of Country Dancing coming back?
DP: Not really. I really don’t, especially with the way we listen to music now… again we were talking pre-internet at that point. You either had your radio, your TV, or you went to places where that kind of stuff played. You couldn’t just turn on YouTube and catch a video of somebody doing a show while catching dinner in your living room. If you wanted to go see someone live, you had to go to the show and see them live… or get a VHS tape. [laughter]
CE: Your debut of your CD on April 14th was a blast. If you guys are able to capture an audience and not be in the same room with them, I can only imagine what it is like at live performances.
This was your first album in seven years… was this a momentous moment for you guys? Was there a significant meaning or milestone with the release of your new album Young for a Long Time?
DP: No, there wasn’t really anything momentous, it was really more like “GOOD” [laughter]… no, all during this time we had been writing new stuff, recording it and having these songs on tape. Slowly putting it together, piece by piece, over those seven years. We were thinking maybe someone will find a home for them at some point… until then let’s just have them available and maybe we’ll just put them out ourselves when we have enough to fill up a full CD.
We were almost done with the whole thing when Cleopatra Records [pause] well the best way I can explain it is they sort of mail ordered an album. They got with some guys here in town that knew us and had them call us saying this company is interested in doing an album with you guys; it doesn’t pay very much but at the same time you get good royalty rates, and they’ll put you on the radio and start helping you to build stuff. So we said sure; we had an album just about done so we sent them what we had and they loved it. They also wanted us to re-record God Blessed Texas and What Might Have Been and another two songs for a total of 13 cuts, and that would be the record.
“OK” – So we went into the studio one day and knocked it out – it was done and ready to go! We did take some time with the sequence because we realized as we started lining up the songs it told a bigger story. We realized if you listen from track 1 to track 11, with the other two aside, you’re going to think about somebody you know in your life or a situation you’ve been in your life. Well, with the exception of “Yeah Yeah Yeah” which is just a joke; our thumb to the cookie cutter, country radio industry at the moment; but just about every song on there you will find yourself thinking about somebody you know, or situation you’ve been in or a family member has been in, or a story that you know. It’s all very real because it came from actual situations… they came from a real place. They’re not written by a bunch of guys on Music Row sitting around every day trying to write the next hook. [laughter] These are things that happened, that we saw, that we experienced and I think it translates.
CE: I enjoyed the story telling before each song during the debut of your album; setting the stage for each song and especially one song in particular (Slow Ride Home) which amplified the emotions. Very effective; it certainly adds another level of enjoyment for the audience.
DP: Yea; we enjoy writer’s nights where you tell little stories behind the song then you perform the song, then the next guy takes his song and does the same thing; we’re used to that format. But when we’re in a living room situation like that, it just lends itself to that because you’re talking to an unseen audience; it’s not much different than sitting on a lit stage on a darkened songwriting room… like a Bluebird Café or something. You can’t see anybody and you can’t hear anybody because if you talk [in the audience] you get sh, sh, shushed (laughter) and yelled at, so you get no feedback from the crowd whatsoever except for maybe a giggle at a joke so it really is an easy way for us to interact with the audience; it makes it comfortable to be honest.
CE: Of all the songs Little Texas has created, and the stories behind them, do you have a favorite?
DP: God Blessed Texas came from kinda of a funny place. We were in Austin, Texas at a place called Dance Across Texas; it was a BIG dancing hall that had a large stage with the Alamo as the backdrop; it would have been a great place to shoot a video; and after our show we hung around signing autographs. Porter and I have this running joke since we were in high school as a result of a buddy of ours who, whenever he’d see a pretty girl, would go “Hello, Texas”… like the Jimmy Buffet song? [laughter] So, that kinda morphed over time and we were watching these girls dancing out there on the dance floor and saying “Hello Texas” a lot when one in particular came flying by us with a skirt that was kinda fluffing up – doing this and that, and we just looked at each other and said… God Blessed Texas! [laughter] And that was where the song came from. It seemed to be like that everywhere we played in Texas because again, the dancing was a big part of it. People would get all gussied up and almost wear costumes to go out and show off their dancing skills.
CE: Don’t you wish those days would come back?
DP: Yeah, Yeah… there is one place in Marietta, GA we used to play a lot called Miss Kitty’s where they would have Buck Dancing Contests. It might have been the only place I’ve seen where there was a contest like this, but the guys would go out onto the dance floor and do this Buck Dance which is almost like the jig with a lot of high kicking; almost like Irish River Dancing in a way, but very country. It is such a unique form and I guarantee nobody does it anymore. It was another art form! (Click here to learn about Buck Dancing)
CE: Rednecks Do Exist… such a funny song. This song reminds me a lot of how we don’t see things until we have a personal experience. For example, if you’ve never owned a Ford Truck you really never pay attention, you never seem to ever see them; should you buy one they seem to be everywhere. After hearing Rednecks Do Exist it was funny how every time my wife and I are out we seem to see them everywhere. [laughter]
DP: Yea… Rednecks are very prevalent in society; you overlook them from time to time—sometimes I think we do it on purpose. [laughter]
CE: People I knew who watched your debut on MeetOn.com loved every minute. I tried to come up with a favorite song from that night but to be honest, I just couldn’t although if I were forced to pick one, it just might be Long Ride Home given my Navy background. I know Little Texas listens to their fans and if you had to guess, and if you had an award, what would be the song most likely to receive the Little Texas “Favorite Song” award?
DP: Well, judging by shows; it’s probably a tossup between What Might Have Been and God Blessed Texas. People still know every single word to What Might Have Been; during our shows we’ll stop playing and say you all sing it—and they do!
We were in Newport, Arkansas and some of the crowd was sitting off to the side in the trees because it was so hot all day; they even stayed there after the sun went down. When we let them take the song we sort of heard this choir coming out of the tree line. [laughter] Usually we hear the ones right up front because they are so close, but this bunch over here on the side were actually louder than the ones in the middle. It was neat! But God Blessed Texas is always a scream fest.
CE: I was visiting Little Texas new website and I just can’t get over how awesome it is… J. Mark did an awesome job your site…
DP: He really did! I was doing it for years and I have no training doing it and I was literally pushing buttons and hoping everything would work. [laughter] The first thing he said when we first started talking was “you guys need an updated website”; and I said “YES WE DO! Boy do we ever!”
CE: So how long have you and J. Mark known each other, where did you hook up? (J. Mark is known to many as Jorgen, or JM Bailey)
DP: We hooked up in Eagle Mountain, Utah… the first time. It was in 2005 and we were one of the first acts at the new amphitheater they had just opened, and J. Marc opened for us. (Little Texas pumps out hits in Eagle Mountain) And that was really cool; you know him, he never meets a stranger. He had us corralled when we were within 10’ of him and had us all in total conversation and we have been great friends ever since. He and Rusty Gibson have been a lot of fun to be around and they are a good team. Rusty has all that Tech Head knowledge and Marc has that marketing mind which is always going… always ten steps ahead somewhere… I just can’t keep up with him by any means. I finally told him the other day “Listen, you don’t need to ask me about stuff. You just do it and tell me what you did and I will go look at it. If I positively hate it I’ll let you know… but you are not going to come up with anything I hate, I’ll just tell you now.”
CE: If I may, I would like to come back to Slow Ride Home. I did a little research on the web and came across a story by Hannahlee Allers on theBoot.com. Her write up by itself transforms the song into an extremely emotional story which literally tugs at your heart strings. Can you share with us your personal story about that experience in Hays, Kansas which inspired the song Slow Ride Home?
DP: Well, it was kinda like Dwayne explained it. We were heading down to this fairgrounds and to get there we had to go through Hays, Kansas. So we were just going down this two-lane road when we just started seeing these flags placed along the road side. Then we started seeing cars parked alongside the road, then a space, then more cars and everyone had flags. As we got closer to Hays the cars and people just got thicker and thicker. We were all saying how this was the weirdest thing… there must be something major going on. We didn’t notice, or we didn’t see any, flags flying at half-mast but then again we never passed by a post office, bank or anyplace that would have a flagpole. After going through all that we finally got to the fairgrounds where the promoter met us and we said “We just had the weirdest experience; we know it’s not Veterans Day, Memorial Day or Flag Day, or anything like that, but all these people are like sitting alongside the road holding flags like there was about to be a parade.” She replied “Oh, there kinda is of sorts…” and went on to tell us the story about the young man who was coming home to be buried there in his home town. He was a local hero and as she says it, their town really turns out for things like this. “This town ain’t turned out like this since we won state”—it was true because it made national news. (CE Note: CW2 Bryan J. Nichols was the pilot of the Chinook helicopter shot down in Afghanistan carrying members of the Extortion 17 special operations unit, the same (Seal Team Six) that brought down Bin Laden.)
Once we found out about this, we started looking for stuff on the internet about it. Sure enough, there it was on the news with photographs on AP and everywhere but thank goodness for my favorite word, the “Internet”, we were able to hunt this stuff down in order to learn the full story behind how he came to pass, information about his family, how he grew up, why he was there in the first place; his story then really hit home and why this guy was so exceptional. That was one of the biggest parts that prompted us to really want to do something that strong – with that experience. It was neat and all, but once we really dug into the background of this kid, we knew it had to be embraced. We knew it was going to be a good song, but without that background, without that “visual” of history, it would have never been as strong.
CE: It is a very emotional song, and I have to thank you very much… it may very well be my favorite song.
DE: In our live shows we try to take the opportunity to recognize our veterans before we do it; letting them raise their hands to be appreciated, and then we tell the story behind Slow Ride Home. It really sinks in… it hits home for a lot of people. The guy or gal standing next to them could have been that person!
CE: What’s in Little Texas future? What’s their strategy going forward?
DE: I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Jorgen… [laughter] Between him, the record label, GrassRoots Promotion, and Glass Onyon Publicity, a lot of it has been taken off my shoulder. At this point I am just going with the flow. Whatever they want to do, wherever they want this thing to run is on them and I will help facilitate that as much as possible.
CE: Are you guys working on another album?
DE: No, are you kidding? [laughter] We just got this one done. We’re always writing, but until we have enough stuff that we have tried out on some people we won’t record and spend money until we know people are getting into it. And until we can work more of these songs from this album into the live show system, we really aren’t going to be able to do anything brand new for a while. I’m going to say probably not for another three years unless something really major comes along like big hits off this album.
CE: In closing, what advice would you give emerging artists serious about getting their craft and career to the next level?
DE: Keep your mind on your money, and your money on your mind! That really is one of the big things. Watch your expenses! When you do get some money don’t go out there and try to figure out every way to give it to somebody else, because there is always going to be plenty of them with their hands out ready to take it. And the bigger you get, the more people show up wanting some of it.
I’ve seen acts operating on our level with way too many employees… people they don’t need at all just because they’re too lazy to do things on their own and then they turn around and complain they don’t have enough money to live on. We have one employee… we have one sound guy. We do have a bus driver of course, but we have one full time employee that we take everywhere.
CE: Just a final comment… we hope to have the video for Slow Ride Home done very soon. We did get permission from The Hays Daily News to use all of their photographs taken during Bryan’s Memorial Service and we know this is going to be finished by July 4th weekend. It was a very emotional song and it will surely be an even more emotional video. I know many in the military greatly appreciate your tribute. Thank you again.
DE: For the Memorial Day weekend this year we dedicated an entire week to CW2 Bryan J. Nichols. We tried everything to contact his wife but his mother did write us on Facebook and said how much she appreciated what we did.
CE: Duane, thank you very much for taking time with me today. I really enjoyed getting to know you better and I certainly can see just why Jorgen and Rusty enjoy being with all of you guys. You are a fun group to be with.
There were many takeaways from my interview with Duane Propes of Little Texas but the most noteworthy is his jovial sense of humor. That shouldn’t have surprised me for seeing him in action during their Young For A Long Time debut on MeetOn. It’s the little things that make up the best things; it is their story telling, their interaction with fans, their family centric culture, and something that will keep them in the minds of fans for years to come, their passion for our troops, in particular, CW2 Bryan J. Nichols. They took the time to really dig into his life; the results was a tribute that will stand the test of time… Slow Ride Home. I have so much more I could add… but the best thing to do and tell everyone… do what you can to get them in your area so you can see them in person. You will not be disappointed. Oh… and by the way, yes Bubba, Rednecks Do Exist!
Interview created by Certified Artist Developer Bruce Swartz